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New Hours for Upton Town Hall
New business hours have been established for the Upton Town Hall. The build

Tree Lighting and Fairs
Mendon’s Tree Lighting is Friday, December 4, at Founder’s Park beginni

Miscoe Eighth Graders Raise $1,800 for Giving Tree
Miscoe Hill eighth-graders raised over $1,800 for the school’s Givi

Milford Schools Pleased with Overall Testing Scores Grade 5 Math Results a Concern
Milford School officials are pleased with the results of the 2015 PARCC exa

Farmers Market Gets New Home
This plan shows the new location of the Milford Farmers Market on the

Buckley Balks at Hiring Braza’s Replacement
With only two members present at the Board of Selectmen’s November 16 mee

Tremblay Heading to Weston
After serving as Superintendent of Schools for the past eight years, and wo

Santa Claus is on His Way to Milford
Rest assured, Santa Claus is coming to town this year. We have it on good a

Fiscal Year 2016 Property Tax Rates Set
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has certified the town’s Fiscal Y

Chanukah Events
Temple Beth Shalom Sunday, December 6: Annual Menorah Lighting Draper Pa

Mendon Scouts Help Out Local Food Pantry
Luke Balocca (left) and Andrew Meacham of Troop 44 sort food donation

Stress is Up but Bullying Down Among Local Students According to Health Survey
Results from a survey given last year to students at Miscoe Hill and Nipmuc

350th Anniversary Store Opens Next Week in Mendon
Just in time for the holiday shopping season and any other special occasion

Nipmuc Hosts 21st Century Learning Conference
Nipmuc History Teacher Matthew Merten (center) moderates the breakout

Redden and Braza Named “Honorary Mayors”
Justin Redden and Jennifer Gugh accept the Honorary Mayor’s hat on

Engineer Reviews Sewer Treatment Plant Addition
The Sewer Department’s consulting engineering firm reviewed plans for a s

School Committee Ethics Policy Broached with Some Members’ Actions Questioned
A brief discussion on the work being done to update Section B of the policy

Signs Remember Milford’s Heroes
Calzone Park You see them, here and there, as you drive th

Mendon Upton Administrators Present Goals; School Improvement Plans
Administrators for the Mendon Upton Regional School District outlined their

$2.8-million Tax Offset Approved at Special Town Meeting
A motion to reduce the amount of property tax relief being offered this yea

Two Decisions Reached Concerning Railroad
Recently the First Circuit Court of Appeals came down with two decisions re

Claflin Hill Symphony Leader on Tonight’s 30 Minutes
Paul Surapine, conductor of the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, will discu

Upton Officer Recognized
Upton Officer Nicholas Palmieri was recognized during a Board of Sel

MHS Theater Presents a Holiday Classic, A Christmas Carol
Milford High School senior Ian Steinfield as Ebenezer Scrooge and sen

Keys to Clough Unlocking the Doors of Success
A sampling of the Keys to Clough, programs at the school that help su

Stage 4 Water Restrictions Ban Outdoor Water Use
The Milford Water Company upgraded its water use restrictions from Stage II

PILOT Agreement and Capital Purchases on Upton Warrant
Residents attending Upton’s November 17 Special Town Meeting will be pres

Upton’s CPA Articles Include Road Design and Kiwanis Parking Lot Projects
The Upton Board of Selectmen has finalized a 20 article warrant for a Speci

Mendon Special Town Meeting November 17
Salary increases and headstone repairs are just two of the 26 articles on M

Strong MCAS Results for Mendon Upton
The 2015 MCAS scores for the Mendon Upton Regional School District show a n

Mendon’s 350th Anniversary Celebrations Coming Together
Hannah Snow was recognized for her winning logo that will represent

This Weekend – Miscoe Hill Theater Performs Charlotte’s Web
The Miscoe Hill Youth Theater will be performing Charlotte’s Web Fr

Selectmen Repeat Call for $2.8-million in Property Tax Relief
As it did on September 28, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on Octo

MHS Girls Volleyball “Dig Pink” Event for Coach, Teammate
Carlie Gonzalez, third from left, with her sisters (l-r) Eliza (9), J

Scouting for Food Donations to be Picked Up November 8
Milford’s Annual Scouting for Food is preparing to kick off once again an

Selectmen Discuss 378% Jump in Dam Repair Cost Estimate
Selectmen ordered a review of a consultant’s report concerning the

Two Very Different Stories on Upton Easement Dispute
A dispute over an easement in Upton has the two parties involved telling ve

Preschoolers Thank You Community Helpers for First Responders Day
Milford Police Officer Paul Pinto (left) reads a story about safety t

Homespun Crafts, Food and Fun at the Mendon Country Fair
On Saturday, October 10, hundreds of locals convened on the field beh

Selectmen Support Study of Town Meeting
Selectmen are enthusiastically backing a request by the Citizens for Milfor

Mendon’s Scouting for Food Kicks Off on Halloween
On Saturday, October 31, Mendon residents will not only have trick or treat

Salvation Army Seeking Helping Hands for the Holidays
It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to start preparing for the

School Committee Discusses Selecting an IT Director and MCAS Results
The Milford School Department will begin their search for a new Information

Developer Accuses Sewer Board of “Discrimination”
Local developer Mickey Connearney has accused the Milford Board of Sewer Co

24 Articles on Special Town Meeting Warrant
Twenty-four articles are on the draft version of the warrant for the Octobe

Selectmen Chairman Brian Murray on next 30 Minutes
Milford Selectmen Chairman Brian Murray will be the guest on next Friday’

Selectmen Call for $2.8-million Property Tax Break
The Milford Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on September 28 to use $2.

Peter Filosa Named “Plains Man of the Year”
Retired teacher Peter Filosa is the 2015 “Plains Man of the Year”

Nipmuc Welcomes New Staff Members
Elizabeth Hennessy, Community and Career Coordinator Nip

Stage 3 Water Restrictions Limit Outdoor Water Use
Citing decreasing water levels at its Echo Lake reservoir, the Milford Wate

MU Multi Board Brainstorms Regionalization; Revenue Streams
The Mendon Upton Multi Board will be focusing on opportunities for identify

Despite Rainy Day, Upton’s Heritage Day Celebration Goes On
United Parish members Amy Griswold (left) and Miki Mitchell dish up

Mendon Selectmen Want More Discussion about Possible Library Regionalization
During a September 21 meeting, the Mendon Board of Selectmen agreed that mo

Upton and Hopedale Selectmen Discuss Regionalization Opportunities
The Upton Board of Selectmen invited the Hopedale Selectmen to their Septem

Senior Center Holds Sixth Annual 9/11 Memorial Service
Residents of Milford gathered at the Bleakney Senior Center on the mo

Mendon Selectmen Discuss Police Station Senior Center Swap
It’s been a number of months since the Friends of the Mendon Police Stati

Health Board Decides Against “Single Stream” Trash Removal
Health Agent Paul Mazzuchelli said his office had to spend several ho

Senior of the Year Warren Goodnow Honored at Luncheon
Mendon’s Senior of the Year Warren Goodnow (right), is joined by hi

Selectmen Approve Funding for New Veterans’ Signs
Veterans Agent John Pilla holds a sample of the new metal signs that

Maruszczak Presents District Action Plan to School Committee
Goals include: developing a new Technology Plan, streamlining communication

Concrete Batch Plant on East Main Street Approved
Despite continuing protests and questions from area residents, the Planning

Planners Approve Medical Office Building at Rt.s 16/140
The Milford Planning Board voted unanimously on September 15 to issue a spe

Override Passage a Boon to Miscoe Hill Sports and Language Programs
During the September 28 Mendon Upton Regional School Committee Meeting, Mis

Planners Approve Medical Office Building at Rt.s 16/140
The Milford Planning Board voted unanimously on September 15 to issue a spe

Student and Staff Recognized by School Committee
The Milford School Committee had the chance to recognize a few students and

United Parish Welcomes Interim Pastor
The Rev. Dr. Virginia Child, interim pastor of United Parish Church o

Finance Committee Updated on 4 Major Projects Officials discuss close to $50 million worth of projec
The Milford Finance Committee, in its September 9 meeting, received updates

New Director at United Parish Nursery School
Roanne Miller said she loves working with young children and said from an e

Winter Parking Ban Yields to Today’s Technology
After much discussion, the Milford Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on

Thanks to Yanks Tribute Dinner Marks 9/11
A moving display of artifacts from the collapsed Twin Towers in New Y

October 2 30 Minutes to Focus on 50th Anniversary of Vietnam Conflict
The 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam conflict will be the focus

Upton Police Department Awarded Grant for Protective Vests
During a September 8 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, it was announced the U

Recent Actions by Milford Town Boards
Board of Health • Accepted a $955.34 check from trash hauler Republic Se

Crestview Residents Update Board on Drive In Noise
During a September 9 meeting, several residents from Crestview Drive came b

What’s In a Name?
Mendon Police Officer Matt Pichel visits the Clough Elementary School

Little Piece of Mendon Found in Wall of New Library
Members of the Historical Commission/Historical Society receive a 60-

Initial Estimates for Turf Field at Nipmuc $5.8 Million
The Mendon Upton Regional School Committee heard the results of a turf fiel

Superintendent Received High Praise From School Committee
Weakest performance regarding MCAS improvement; strongest performance in In

Enrollment Data; Miscoe World Language Program Presented to School Committee
The Mendon Upton Regional School Superintendent, Dr. Joseph Maruszczak, pre

With New Location, Carnival Approved
After delaying action on a requested carnival permit in mid-August, the Boa

Precincts 4 and 6 Voting Locations Changed
The Board of Selectmen voted 2-1 on August 31 – with Chairman Brian Murra

He’s Quick and Accurate!
Nine-year-old Mendon resident Carter Kovacs wows the judges by stac

Upton Author Details Junior Year Abroad
Upton author Diane Giombetti Clue (left) stands with her editor, Lind

Main Street Traffic Detour in Place
Due to the ongoing installation of a new Godfrey Brook culvert across Main

Outstanding Teacher of the Year Nominees
Senator Louis Bertonazzi (right) congratulates 3rd Grade Woodland Ele

Mendon Selectmen Discuss Improved Communication
In an effort to continue to improve communication, the Mendon Board of Sele

Water Company is Focus of September 18 30 Minutes
Milford Water Company Manager David Condrey will be the guest on next Frida

Upton Selectmen Discuss Potential PILOT Program
During an August 25 meeting, Upton’s Board of Selectmen began preliminary

If You Have Sharp Eyes…
This architect’s rendering of the renovated Milford Youth Center sh

Taft Summer Reading Program Has Superhero Ending
Five-year-old Penelope Kovacs is having a blast with children’s ent

New Assistant Principal at Miscoe Hill
Students starting Miscoe Hill School this week will see a new face in the f

MURSD Closes FY15 with a Surplus
The Mendon Upton Regional School Committee heard a report from the Director

Local Firefighters Reflect on September 11
Mendon Assistant Fire Chief Michael Zarella explains the memorial hou

Bulk of Woodland School Costs to Come Due in FY17
The majority of the costs to construct the new Woodland Elementary School

Zoning Board Approves 80-foot Tall Sign for Plaza
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted unanimously on August 13 to approve

FinCom Weighs in on IT Structure, Spending
The Finance Committee’s Executive Committee has weighed in on the Board o

Upton Selectmen Accept Donation of Land
After some debate, by majority vote, the Upton Board of Selectmen agreed to

BBQ at BVT Kicks Off New School Year
After enjoying their own burgers at the annual Freshmen and New Stude

St. Gabriel’s VBS ‘Sparks’ Interest in Fun and Learning
Campers and volunteers pose in the back of St. Gabriel’s Church in

Upton Summer Reading Program Ends with a Dance Par-Tay
Lydia Neves, aged 4, shows off her moves during the Upton Library’

Recent Actions by Milford Selectmen, July
• Resident Phyllis Ahearn spoke during the “Invitation to Speak” to a

80th Anniversary of Upton’s CCC Camp to be Commemorated
On Saturday, August 29, the Friends of the Upton State Forest and the State

Free Haircut
The barbers at Jays Classic Barber Shop at 18 Main Street, Milford will be

Valley Tech Launches Engineering Technology
The first class of Valley Tech’s new Engineering Technology program

Speedy Crawlers Win the Race
The winners of the July 8 Worm Race – First Place: Tyler Carvalho a

Super Heroes at the Library
The Upton Town Library was invaded by Super Heroes in July as Trainee

Residents Frustrated with Noise During Drive In Events
A group of Mendon residents came before the Board of Selectmen to voice the

Recent Actions by the Planning Board and ZBA
Planning Board • Approved dividing property at 77 Purchase St. into thre

Worcester County DA Supports Blackstone Valley Drug Task Force

Upton Center Celebrates 35 Years

Upton Fire Receives $170K Grant
The Upton Fire Department recently learned they were one of a handful of fi

Goodnow Named Mendon’s Senior of the Year
Warren Goodnow is Mendon’s 2015 Senior Citizen of the Year. He will

Recent Actions by Milford Town Boards
Board of Selectmen • Transferred the Retail Package All-Alcohol liquor l

’Tis the Season… for Mosquitoes
It’s been a good year for mosquitoes. Health Agent Paul Mazzuchelli repo

Who are the Super Heroes in Milford?
The Milford Town Library is looking for a hero…a Super Hero that is. Th

July 20 School Committee Meeting to Focus on IT
The Milford School Committee plans convene a special meeting on July 20 to

Mendon’s Blessing Barn a Blessing to Many
When the Mendon Gift Barn announced it would be closing after more than 40

Christopher Pilla Selected as New Town Treasurer
Milford native Christopher Pilla of Whitinsville was selected as the new To

School Committee Updated on new State Definitions; Testing
The Superintendent of the Mendon Upton Regional School District gave the Sc

Selectmen Blast Schools on IT Management
Led by Chairman Brian Murray, the Board of Selectmen blasted the School Dep

Moore and Muradian Discuss State Budget with Upton Selectmen
State Senator Michael Moore D. Millbury, and State Representative David Mur

Voters Fund Trailers and CPA Projects at Special Town Meeting
During a two hour Special Town Meeting in Mendon, 59 voters funded approxim

McElreath Named Town Clerk of the Year
Upton Town Clerk Kelly McElreath Massachusetts Town Clerks Associatio

Kmart Plaza Plans Still Under Review
Redevelopment of the former Kmart Plaza on Medway Rd. (Rt. 109) will have t

Welcoming Summer with a Blast
Despite some rain, the 2015 Upton Fireworks Festival sponsored by the

Selectmen Discuss IT… Again
In the wake of the town’s third Information Technology (IT) director in f

Mendon Passes Override Second Time Around
By a vote of 1,112 to 893, a majority of Mendon residents approved a second

Milford School Committee Discusses Technology; Tremblay Announces Chromebook Pilot
The Milford School Committee continued the discussions on technology for th

With Override Approved, School Budget Set at $31.8 Million
Mendon voters approved a $1.13 million Proposition 2 ½ override on Tuesday

Get Ready for a Blast!
Milford’s annual July 4th fireworks will be shot off on Friday, Jul

Summary of Town Meeting Actions
A summary of actions taken by Town Meeting Members at the May 18 Special T

Upton Residents Support Amended Canine Bylaw
By a majority vote, Upton citizens passed a new Canine Control Bylaw during

About $160,000 Worth of Articles on June Town Meeting
A total of 29 articles are on Mendon’s Special Town Meeting warrant sched

School Committee Discusses Joint Town Meeting
The Mendon Upton School Committee met on June 8 and discussed the possibili

Community Preservation Committee Projects on June 24 Warrant
The Mendon Board of Selectmen has scheduled a Special Town Meeting schedule

About $160,000 Worth of Articles on June Town Meeting
A total of 29 articles are on Mendon’s Special Town Meeting warrant sched

Milford Firefighters Memorial Remembers the Departed
“This service is a remembrance of Milford firefighters who have passed on

IT Director’s Departure Touches Off Debate
The recent departure of Milford’s third Information Technology (IT) direc

Milford High School Graduates Encouraged to ‘Dream Big’
Milford High School celebrated its 165th Commencement on May 31 with the gr

Milford Honors Those Who Gave Their All
With flags and banners snapping, Milford Boy Scouts took part in the

Masschusetts Labor Secretary Applauds BVT Grads
In a special address to the Class of 2016, Massachusetts Secretary of Labor

Mendon Selectmen Agree to Second Override Vote on June 30
Mendon’s Upper Town Hall was packed full of residents and town officials

The 55th Annual Nipmuc Commencement Bids Farewell to the “Talented and Unique” Class of 2015
With full pomp and circumstance befitting the occasion, Nipmuc Regional Hig

Blackstone Valley Tech Graduates Praised as Educational Trailblazers
Tears, cheers, and gratitude were shared as the Class of 2015 celebrated it

Which Comes First: the Store or the Sign?
The Zoning Board of Appeals and the managers of the Kmart Plaza on Medway R

“Sharps” Disposal Now Available at Transfer Station
The town is now allowing Milford residents to dispose of their medical “s

Selectman Sign Consigli Tax Incentive
The proposed site of the new Consigli Construction Co., Inc. building

ZBA Nixes Woodland School Sign
The Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously on May 14 to deny the Woodlan

Police Memorial Event
Sergeant Bernardino Coelho played “Taps” during the annual Police

Mendon Residents Support First TIF Agreement
Voters at the Mendon Annual Town Meeting approved a Tax Incentive Fin

Mendon Residents Pass New Fiscal Year Budget
A total of 252 registered voters turned out to vote at Mendon’s May 1 Ann

Upton to Present New Budget at June 4 Reconvened Annual Meeting
While Upton residents did vote on a number of articles during the May 7 Ann

Summer Activities Featured on 30 Minutes
Summer activities planned by the Milford Farmers Market and the Milford You

Capt. Elizabeth Laquidara, Milford Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshall
Grand Marshal Captain Elizabeth Laquidara will lead the annual Memorial Day

Upton Override Ballot Vote May 18
Upton will hold a Special Election on Monday, May 18, so voters can decide

Fleming Takes Upton Selectman’s Seat by 11 Votes, Though Recount a Possibility
It was an extremely close Selectman’s race in Upton, but incumbent Robe

District to Recertify Budget Following Mendon’s No Vote
Mendon voters rejected a $1.13 million Proposition 2 ½ override slated for

Murray Backs Down on Bank Withdrawal Request
Selectmen Chairman Brian Murray has backed away from asking his colleagues

Culture Club Raises Four Flags to Celebrate Diversity
Milford High School students Stephen Riem speaks at the April 30 Flag

A Real Senior Treasure, Janet Nezgoda
Janet Nezgoda, who has volunteered for a decade at the Ruth Anne Blea

$90.9-million Budget Awaits Town Meeting Approval
The Finance Committee finalized its review of budget requests last month an

May 18 Special Town Meeting Scheduled for Consigli TIF
The proposed site of the new Consigli Construction Co., Inc. building

Local Author Featured on 30 Minutes
Local Author Harold Rhodes was featured on the most recently aired episode

Upton Schedules Special Town Meeting Prior to Annual Meeting
In an effort to take care of several year-end budget transfers, during an A

Nuisance and Canine Control Bylaws and Domestic Violence Leave Policy on Upton Town Meeting Warrant
Among the articles on Upton’s Town Meeting warrant will be several bylaws

Miscoe Eight Graders Tackle Social Issues with Art

Nuisance and Canine Control Bylaws and Domestic Violence Leave Policy on Upton Town Meeting Warrant
Among the articles on Upton’s Town Meeting warrant will be several bylaws

Override and Bylaws Votes on May 7 Upton Town Meeting
Until the results of the Regional School District’s Proposition 2 ½ over

TIF Agreement Finalized for May 1 Vote in Mendon
During Mendon’s May 1 Annual Town Meeting, residents will decide whether

With a Swish of a Slider and the Crack of the Bat, It’s Time to Play Ball in Mendon and Upton
Members of three different Upton Baseball teams are pictured here as

Milford Holds 2nd Annual Special Day Games
Brendan Reyes (right) with therapist Susan Hanley plays basketball wi

Selectmen Propose Changes to Boost Downtown, Housing Inspections
Selectmen Chairman Brian Murray proposed a series of actions on April 13 to

Consigli Construction Tax Incentive Request Being Reviewed
Consigli Construction Co., Inc. – based in Milford for 110 years – has

Mendon Upton Multi Board Discusses Override and Letter of Support
The Mendon Upton Multi Board met on April 9 to update the group on annual t

Proposed Warrant Article to Provide Tax Incentive to Newly Constructed Business
D.C. Bates Equipment Co. would like to come to Mendon. Owners of the compan

BVT Community Remembers John Dawson
Army Specialist John Dawson Army photo A willingness to

Mendon Finance Committee Recommends New $15.9 Million Budget
The Mendon Finance Committee will recommend a new $15.9 million Fiscal Year

Purple Heart Veterans and Woman’s Club Donation Recognized
A number of Upton veterans attended the April 7 Board of Selectmen’

Keep Your ‘ii’s” Open for Acts of Kindness
Marcia Stankard came to their school on April 1 to share her special messag

School Committee Frustrated Over Missed IT Deadline
Several members of the Milford School Committee expressed frustrations over

School Committee Changes and TB Screening
The Milford School Committee said “goodbye” and “thank you” to one

Concrete Plant Proposed for East Main Street
Citing unanswered questions about traffic, dust control, noise and design o

Town Meeting Members Face 45-Article Warrant
Milford Town Meeting Members are being asked to vote on 45 articles at the

Talent and Smiles at 2nd Annual Best Buddies Pageant
Milford High School’s Best Buddies Chapter member Kelsie Duest, 13,

Upton Police Step Up Safety Around Town
During a Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Upton Police Officers Matthe

Multi Board Continues Discussions on MURSD Budget
The Mendon Upton Multi Board met very briefly on March 19 to continue discu

Milford Salvation Army Officers Recognized with Promotions
Dave and Jessie Irwin have devoted their professional lives to helping othe

Nipmuc Students Qualify for International DECA Competition
Nipmuc Juniors Meghan McElreath (l) and Brooke Bukunt earned a first

Kingkade Wins Milford Selectman Seat
William Kingkade, Jr. was elected to the Board of Selectmen in Milford

DeBartolomeis Honored at Final Meeting
Selectman Dino DeBartolomeis was honored at his final official meetin

Upton Library Adds Space; Continues to Take Steps Toward New Facility
The Upton Town Library certainly has a lot on its plate these days…but it

Voters Support Mendon Town Hall Renovation Project
The lower level of Mendon’s Town Hall will soon be getting a facelift tha

Mendon and Upton Easter Services
Bethany Community Church 15 Cape Road, Mendon Pastor Phil McCutchen 508-

National Register of Historic Places Accepts Upton Center District
In January, the Upton Historical Commission (UHC) received word that the Up

Happy Hunting for Easter Eggs Despite the Snow
Dressed for the occasion, the Williamson sisters, twins Norah and Ayl

Milford Passover Services
Passover Services Chabad House Community Center 34 Cedar St. Milford 50

Easter Services in Milford
Easter Services in Milford Freedom Life Church - Iglesia Vida Libre 204

Mendon Investigations Produce Two Different Findings
An independent investigation and a separate internal investigation concerni

Middle School East Re-use Featured on 30 Minutes
The future of the Middle School East building was discussed on the most rec

Nipmuc Students Honored for their Commitment to Distinguished Excellence
Thirty-two Nipmuc High School students are inducted into the National

Valley Tech Budget Limited to 1.65% Growth
In its version of a fiscal full court press to assist member communities, t

Mendon Upton School Override Must Go 4-for-4 for Approval
In a meeting on March 16, the Mendon Upton Regional School Committee certif

Mendon Upton School Committee Certifies $31.8M Budget
The Mendon Upton Regional School Committee certified a $31.8 million budget

Mendon Election: Burke Running for Selectman
Mendon resident Christopher Burke has taken out nomination papers for the B

Murray Upset About Bank Closing
Selectman Brian Murray vented about the Milford National Bank and Trust Com

You Think You’re Cold?
An ATV is used to bring the coir logs to their intended location.

Exchange Students from China: Strengthening the Bond with Their Sister School
Ten Chinese exchange students are welcomed to Milford High School dur

Kingkade, Visconti Face Off in First Debate
Candidates for Board of Selectmen Will Kingkade (left) and Mike Visco

MHS Theater Presents “Fun and Funny” Musical Legally Blonde This Weekend
With high energy music, lively dance numbers, and an empowering story of st

Candidate Interviews on 30 Minutes
Will Kingkade and Mike Visconti, candidates for election to the Board of Se

Upton Selectmen Presented Animal Control Bylaw
During a February 17 meeting, the Board of Selectmen discussed a draft of a

Goddard Will Not Seek Re-Election in Mendon
The beginning of the local election season is here and several Mendon resid

Upton Could Be Gearing Up for a Selectmen’s Race
Two Upton residents have taken out nomination papers for the Board of Selec

Mendon Upton School Committee Rejects Joint Town Meeting
The Mendon Upton Regional School Committee voted by a 4-2 majority to refra

$238,500 Worth of Articles on Special Town Meeting Warrant
A total of approximately $238,500 worth of financial articles will be voted

New Assessor Administrator Takes Over
When long-time Assessor Administrator Priscilla Hogan officially retired on

Selectmen Support Creating Finance Department
The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on February 12 to take steps to cr

Milford’s Project 351 Ambassador Chooses Kindness and Service To Others
Middle School East student Emilly Costa was chosen as an Ambassador f

Finance Committee Chair Outlines Spending Ahead
Finance Committee Chairman Marc Schaen recently took his board went through

May 18 Date Set for Annual Town Meeting
The Board of Selectmen voted on February 12 to adopt Town Administrator Ric

Worcester Sharks Teach Memorial Students “Reading is Cool!”
Defensive player Gus Young read to the students at Memorial and speak

Three Contests on April 7 Town Ballot
With the February 17 deadline for submitting nomination papers passed, ther

Miscoe Water Filtration System “Successfully” Completed
A new water filtration system has been installed at the Miscoe Hill School,

Michael Tougias To Speak At Mendon Historical Society March 8
MENDON-The Sunday, March 8 meeting of the Mendon Historical Society will fe

School District Concerned by Snow Days and Snowy Roofs
Students in the Milford Public School District likely shout with joy when t

Visconti Interviewed Next Week on 30 Minutes
Mike Visconti, candidate for election to the Board of Selectmen, will be th

Town Rallying Around Local Firefighter
Firefighter/EMT Seth Grill, Lt. Bonnie Lopez, Firefighter/EMT Peter S

Nomination Papers Available for Upton’s Town Election
It’s time for towns to start gearing up for their local elections. On Mon

Mendon Annual Election Set for May 12
May 12 is the date for Mendon’s Annual Town Election. For those residents

Challenge Accepted: Mendon Closing Gap on New Library Deficit
The former St. Michaels Church will become the new Taft Public Librar

Hospital’s Patient Advisory Council Needs New Members
Milford Regional Medical Center is seeking community members from their 19-

Milford’s Superintendent Updates Committee on Goals
Milford’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Tremblay gave a mid-year u

Municipal Finance Department Proposed
Interim Finance Director Zachary Taylor is proposing what he termed “a un

Kingkade Interviewed Next Week on 30 Minutes
Will Kingkade, candidate for election to the Board of Selectmen, will be th

Selectmen Review Draft Warrant for March Town Meeting
During a January 20 meeting, the Mendon Board of Selectmen and Town Adminis

Special Town Meeting to Vote on Parking for Town Hall
Voters at the Upton February 11 Special Town Meeting will be asked to

Discussions Resume on FY16 Mendon-Upton School Budget, Now Projected to Show an 8% Increase
Officials from the towns of Upton and Mendon met again on January 22 to con

Local Mother Files Bill To Expand Newborn Screenings in Memory of Son
The Nocera Family – Michael, Ryan, Kyle, and Nicole. Ryan passed aw

Mendon and Upton Weather the Blizzard of 2015
Although almost everyone else thought it was a lot of work,but these

Paul Curran-Giving Us the Gifts of the Past
Well-worn tennis shoes on the well-worn sidewalks of Milford, Mendon, Bosto

Valley Tech Admissions Deadline Today
Parents and students interested in applying to Blackstone Valley Tech are r

Police Chief Gets 3-year Contract Extension
Police Chief Thomas O’Loughlin and the Board of Selectmen have agreed o

Sign Removal Irks Selectmen
Building Commissioner John Erickson’s decision earlier this month to remo

Town Submits Comments on Proposed Stormwater Regulations
Town Engineer Vonnie Reis submitted the town’s comments on the federal En

Octogenarians Age Well with BVT
At the school’s annual Aging Well Assessment Day, area senior citiz

Friends Group Turning New Police Station Project Over to Town
During a December meeting, members of the Friends of the Mendon Police Stat

Baker and Polito Shine a “Spotlight on Excellence” on Blackstone Valley Tech
Gov. Charlie Baker watches as BVT sophomores Ethan Gariepy from Black

Over Nine Percent Increase in Initial FY16 School Budget
Early projections for the FY16 Mendon Upton Regional School District budget

A Long Held Dream – Creation of the Blackstone Valley National Historic Park
News that President Barack Obama has signed federal legislation establishin

Upton to Become Purple Heart Community
Upton is on its way to becoming a Purple Heart Community. During a January

Nomination Papers Available in Upton February 8
It may be January, but it’s also time to start thinking about the upcomin

Extra! Extra! The Clough Crier Publishes First Issue
Clough Elementary School fourth graders who contributed to the Fall i

An Auspicious Occasion for Troop 1 Mendon
Shown left to right are the four new Eagle Scouts in Mendon Troop 1.

Milford Regional Medical Center Receives National Safety and Quality Award
Milford Regional Medical Center was awarded 2014 Top Hospital by The Leapfr

Celebrating Academic Accomplishments at Nipmuc
Nipmuc junior, Isabel DesRoches accepts an award certificate from Ass

Valley Tech Bond Rating Upgraded by Moody’s
The refinancing of existing debt has resulted in an improved bond rating fo

Thompson Discusses Capital Projects for DPW
During a December 2 meeting, DPW Director Jeff Thompson came before the Boa

Mendon Town Officials Working Toward Purchase of Pearson Farm
Mendon is working toward finalizing the purchase of Pearson Farm. During a

Successor to Milford Regional Medical Center’s President and CEO Announced
Milford Regional Medical Center’s Board of Trustees has selected Edward J

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